Jan Perry

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Jan Perry
Jan Perry 2006.jpg
Perry in 2006
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 9th district
In office
July 1, 2001 – July 1, 2013
Preceded by Rita Walters
Succeeded by Curren Price, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 59–60)
Political party Democratic
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Religion Judaism
Website http://www.lacity.org/council/cd9/

Jan C. Perry (born 1954) is an American municipal politician. Perry was a member of the 9th district of the Los Angeles City Council from 2001 to 2013 and was former President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council.[1] She is a member of the Democratic Party. She was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013.

City Council elections[edit]

Perry was elected to office in 2001 to succeed Councilwoman Rita Walters, for whom she had served as Chief of Staff. Perry was re-elected in 2005 and 2009, and left office in 2013.


Perry helped enact restrictions on fast food restaurants in her district. As part of a larger campaign to combat high obesity rates, she has also funded public parks to promote outdoor activity and supported incentives to encourage more grocery stores to open within her district.[2]

When the South Central Farm, a 14-acre community garden in Perry's district, was shut down in 2006, community activists accused Perry of supporting the eviction of the farmers.[3] Her role in the conflict was documented in the 2008 film, The Garden.[4]

Perry is a convert to Judaism.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rita Walters
Los Angeles City Councilmember,
9th district

July 1, 2001 – July 1, 2013
Succeeded by
Curren Price, Jr.